Tag Archive: Helio Castroneves

Oct 03

Pagenaud joins Penske as fourth driver for 2015

Next year, he’ll be their teammate.

Verizon IndyCar logoSimon Pagenaud entered the Verizon IndyCar Series season finale as a championship contender along with Will Power and Helio Castroneves of Team Penske. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 01

Kanaan wins 1st of year; Power clinches 1st title

“Tonight showed everyone the strength of our team” – Roger Penske

Verizon IndyCar logo Will Power earned his first Verizon IndyCar Series championship with a ninth-place finish in the MAVTV 500 at Auto Club Speedway. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 20

Conway wins back end of Toronto doubleheader

Bourdais wins Toronto Race 1, first since 2007

 

2014-07-20_0023Mike Conway earned his second Verizon IndyCar Series victory of the season by holding off Tony Kanaan over a three-lap sprint to the finish in the second race of the Honda Indy Toronto doubleheader. It had been a long and winding road between victories for Sebastien Bourdais.

Jun 02

Castroneves completes sweep for Chevy, Penske

“We came out with the Hitachi car spot on” – Castroneves

Helio Castroneves - photo © Bret Kelley - IndyCar Media It was an impromptu eruption of joy on June 18, 2000, on Belle Isle, and the fence climb instantly became Helio Castroneves’ signature victory celebration.

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May 30

F1 ‘a bunch of politics’ – Castroneves

“Every sport has politics, but it’s so bad.”

2012-07-07 TorontoIndy Gail 038Three-time Indy 500 winner Helio Castroneves has slammed formula one for being “all politics”. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 24

Ecclestone eyes Brazil switch to Rio for 2016

“The mayor has told me they can get it done” – Ecclestone.

Formula 1 Circuit in Sochi - Bernier Ecclestone 2Bernie Ecclestone has admitted he is considering dropping Interlagos from the F1 calendar. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 19

Interlagos could lose Brazil GP – Castroneves

The Brazilian grand prix could be set to move from Interlagos.

Interlagos logoNow the popular and traditional home of Brazil’s annual race, the Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace is however regarded as perhaps the worst venue on the grid in terms of its ageing facilities. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 28

International Challenge of Go-Kart Champs‏

Huge presence of Formula 1 aces in Felipe Massa’s promoted race in Brazil

International Challenge of Go-Kart Champs‏International Challenge of Go-Kart Champs - Felipe MassaFelipe Massa’s end of the year promoted karting event in Brazil has attracted a higher than ever number of his fellow Formula 1 mates. According to the provisional entry list released early this week, Adrian Sutil, Pastor Maldonado, Rubens Barrichello, Bruno Senna, Jaime Alguersuari and Vitantonio Liuzzi will attend the International Challenge of Go-Kart Champs on December 2-4 at Arena Sapiens in Florianópolis.

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Aug 17

Lorenzo to contest Massa’s event at the end of the season

Maldonado, Perez, Sutil also quoted as strong possibilities in the famous go-kart race

Felipe MassaFelipe Massa 1Felipe Massa has announced on Monday during a press conference held at Costão do Santinho Resort in Florianopolis that Moto GP reigning champion Jorge Lorenzo is the first motor racing star guest already confirmed in the 2011 International Challenge of Go-Kart Champs field. “Yes, we have just received an OK from him”, said the Ferrari driver.

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Apr 17

Conway comes all the way back in Long Beach Indy race (+result)

Alex Tagliani finishes 5th

Mike Conway Long Beach victoryIZOD - IndyCar seriesMike Conway had led one IZOD IndyCar Series race prior to the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach — the 2010 Indianapolis 500 — and we all know how that turned out.

Flagworld’s Bill Brennan photo album from Long Beach

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Mar 15

Hinchcliffe impresses again in IndyCar

Canadian remains fastest rookie in pre-season wrap
 
James Hinchcliffe 2011-03-15James HinchcliffeWhile Canadian James Hinchcliffe has yet to conclude a deal to compete in the 2011 IZOD IndyCar Series, the rookie once again impressed in the final day of pre-season testing on Tuesday at Barber Motorsports Park.  Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 19

Di Grassi wins, Bia shines in Massa’s kart event

Four drivers tie in the standings after an epical battle for the title

International Challenge of Go-Kart Champs - startInternational Challenge of Go-Kart Champs - Lucas Di GrassiLucas di Grassi won, but Indycar ace Bia Figueiredo stole the show by grabbing the second heat at the International Challenge of Go-Kart Champions at Arena Sapiens in Florianopolis, Brazil. Di Grassi failed to finish the Sunday race, but the 25 points he collected with his victory on Saturday were enough to give him the first spot on the aggregate results even tough Felipe Massa, Rubens Barrichello and Bia Figueiredo have scored the same amount. Final positions were defined according to the race 1 order at the checkered flag. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 19

Di Grassi wins first battle of Massa’s race in Brazil

Barrichello on pole for race 2 this Sunday

International Challenge of Go-Kart ChampsInternational Challenge of Go-Kart Champs - Lucas Di GrassiLucas di Grassi drove a superb race to grab the heat 1 of the International Challenge of Go-Kart Champs on Saturday night at Arena Sapiens in Florianópolis, Brazil. Still searching a seat in Formula 1 after his début for Virgin Racing in 2010, Di Grassi started on second spot and won a fierce battle against Felipe Massa and the polesitter Antonio Pizzonia, respectively second e third at the checkered flag. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 18

Pizzonia sets the early pace in Massa’s karting race

Twenty-four drivers within a full second in the first free practice in Florianópolis

Antonio Pizzonia 2010-12-18Felipe Massa 2010-12-18Former Formula 1 “Jungle Boy” Antonio Pizzonia set the best lap in the first free practice for the International Challenge of Go-Kart Champs, the race promoted by Felipe Massa that once again has attracted a huge number of top class drivers from various series in Florianópolis, Brazil. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 15

Formula 1 aces lead Massa’s end of season race in Brazil

Alguersuari, Senna, Castroneves to début at the International Challenge of Go-Kart Champs

2010-12-14 - Felipe Massa2010-12-14 - Bruno SennaFelipe Massa’s end of the season go-kart race in Brazil will feature once again a strong field. Twenty-six top class drivers from international and local series plus a famous Brazilian actor specially invited to the fifth edition of the meeting will line up at the Arena Sapiens in Florianópolis on Saturday and Sunday for a double-header event. The reigning champion Michael Schumacher will not defend his crown due to personal commitments. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 05

Penske sign up Meijer as sponsors

While Shell to sponsor Helio for Indy 500

Penske RacingWill Power Peak pole position AlabamaPenske Racing have signed retail chain Meijer as a major associate sponsor on the number 12 Verizon Team Penske car driven by Will Power next season as part of its three-car IndyCar line-up for 2011. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 30

Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg starts off the 2011 IndyCar Series season

Tickets to the 2011 “World’s Fastest Spring Break Party” go on sale December 1

IZOD - IndyCar seriesHonda Grand Prix St-Petersburg logoReserved 3-day and General Admission Tickets for the 2011 Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg go on sale December 1st, just in time for the holiday season. Now in its seventh year, the event returns to the streets of downtown St. Petersburg for another weekend of speed and excitement from March 25-27, 2011. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 19

Alex Tagliani moves up the field to finish 13th in Japan (+result)

Twin Ring Motegi FAZZT Racing team  race report

Starting in the back of grid in 23rd position, Canadian driver Alex Tagliani moved up the field in the penultimate race of the 2010 IZOD IndyCar schedule to finish 13th in the Indy Japan 300 held Sunday at the 2.414-km Twin Ring Motegi oval located 130 kilometers north of Tokyo in Japan. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 18

A tough day at the track for Alex Tagliani

Things did not turn out the way FAZZT Race Team expected

During qualifying for the Indy Japan 300 held Saturday at the 2.414-km Twin Ring Motegi egg-shaped oval track located 130 kilometers north of Tokyo in Japan as Alex Tagliani qualified 23rd for Sunday’s race. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 18

1, 2, 3: Team Penske sweeps qualifications

Tagliani a distant 23rd place

Initially anyway, Dario Franchitti will be boxed in by three Team Penske cars and three Andretti Autosport cars in the Indy Japan 300. Extricating himself will require a give-and-take effort — give it his all over 200 laps and take whatever breaks fall in his lap to further fill the 17-point championship crevice heading into the season finale Oct. 2 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 04

Impressive qualifying places Conquest Racing

Sixth and tenth on grid at Kentucky

Conquest Racing had its best qualifying effort of the season today with impressive runs by Bertrand Baguette and Tomas Scheckter who qualified sixth and 10th respectively for tomorrow night’s Kentucky Indy 300. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 29

Chicagoland Speedway race report (+teams & drivers report)

“I think we had the car to beat” – Alex Tagliani

During a race restart on Saturday night’s PEAK Antifreeze & Motor Oil Indy 300 held at the 2.086-kilometer D-shaped tri-oval Chicagoland Speedway, Canadian driver was punted out of the race following an incident between Brazilian Vitor Meira and Hideki Mutoh of Japan. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 27

Chicagoland Speedway qualifying report (+teams & drivers report)

Tagliani and the FAZZT Team looking to move up the field during the race

As he did in 2008 on his first visit to the 2.086-kilometer D-shaped tri-oval Chicagoland Speedway located in Joliet, Illinois, Canadian driver Alex Tagliani has once again qualified 19th out of 29 in Friday’s qualifying session. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 04

Castroneves fined, put on probation

Helio Castroneves has been fined $60,000

Helio is also placed on probation for the rest of the IndyCar season, following his outburst at the end of the race at Edmonton a week ago. He was furious that he had been penalized for blocking Will Power and stripped of victory, and confronted several Indy Racing League officials immediately after the finish – including grabbing one by the collar. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 27

IRL defends Castroneves penalty

Castroneves was stripped of victory for defending his lead at a restart with three laps to go

IndyCar Series boss Brian Barnhart staunchly defended the penalty given to Helio Castroneves for blocking his Penske teammate Will Power at Edmonton. Castroneves was stripped of victory for defending his lead at a restart with three laps to go, and confronted several series officials after the race. But Barnhart was adamant that the penalty was justified. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 23

Sticky: Frustrating Friday for FAZZT and Tagliani in Edmonton

At Honda Indy Edmonton Friday

FAZZT Race Team driver Alex Tagliani didn’t quite have the kind of practice he was hoping for in preparation for this weekend’s Honda Indy Edmonton. After some improvements during two practice sessions on Friday, the Canadian driver still found himself 14th on the timing and scoring sheets. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 17

IndyCar: Wilson earns 1st pole, sets track record

Tagliani will start from 9th place, Tracy from 24th

Justin Wilson earned his first IZOD IndyCar Series pole and set a series track record in the process. Now all the Dreyer & Reinbold Racing driver has to do is hold off 25 challengers over 85 laps in the Honda Indy Toronto.

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Jul 16

Alex Tagliani is sixth quickest in Friday’s practice in Toronto

FAZZT Race Team driver Alex Tagliani was sixth fastest today

Tagliani posted his fastest lap time on his final run around the 2.816-kilometer street course with a time 1 minute 02.3935 seconds for an average speed of 162.968 km/h. That lap time at the end of the session propelled the Bowers & Wilkins Hot Wheels driver from 11th on the time sheet to fourth. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 13

Honda Indy Toronto revs up the city with full line-up of activities

IZOD, Honda and other sponsors offer programming for all ages, all interests

With a symbolic ringing of the bell at the Toronto Stock Exchange, festivities surrounding the Honda Indy Toronto got underway today. Residents and visitors to Toronto are in for a variety of activities, which kick off officially on Tuesday with Honda Indy Fest at Yonge-Dundas Square. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 04

Will Power wins the Camping World Grand Prix at the Glen

Alex Tagliani finishes 17th at Watkins Glen

Alex Tagliani - 2010-07-04Making his first race start from 19th position on the grid at the famed Watkins Glen International road course, FAZZT Race Team driver Alex Tagliani could not do much to improve his position during the race. Fuel strategy was the key in today’s race. The team brought Alex in for his first stop on lap 5 in the hopes that an alternate strategy would play in their favor. Read the rest of this entry »

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